I'm looking for an indoor security camera that does not require a subscription service, but can also record 24/7 preferably to local storage that can be accessed remotely.
It's important that I'm able to retrieve the data, and use the camera while not being present in the home.
Thank you in advance!
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Strange. Almost every "security" cam with integral SD card feature will let the user(s) access the recordings from outside the local network, assuming the network is connected to the net.
Here's a random £16 fulfilled-Amazon example that permits live feed and recordings access from anywhere there is a net connection, and is Alexa compatible etc. Even allows the admin to authorise access to designated additional users.
That wasn't a solution suggestion; it was an example of remote access to storage.
Solution suggestion: consider highly-rated credible & branded item with significant support & user base, 24/7 recording option, 256GB microSD capacity (20+ days "lab", mmm, yeah), remote access, pan/tilt(/zoom?), 2-way audio, Alexa & Google Home, etc, etc, currently decent price of £26 Prime for TP-Link Tapo C210
Everything you said is wrong
I'm not sure they allow you to do so without the sync module and you will also have to take out the USB and put it into a PC I think..
This one seems interesting, just worried about there being not too many reviews etc.. Any other reccomendations?
Use any old phone with a camera working.
I did get blink originally but blink motion detector didn't work through my glass door and I couldn't put it outside as live on busy street. Warden can detects via software changes. Blink via infrared.
Not sure if blink can do 24 7 suh free just detection. (edited)
This could be achieved using a spare router flashed with Openwrt (or a low power computer like a raspberry pi) running Wireguard VPN server.
You would also need to register with any free Dynamic DNS service unless you have a static IP address.
Buy CCTV cameras that support ONVIF, which is a standard for accessing cameras and NVRs, although they may only provide onvif support for a subset of their features, but at a minimum will allow you to access a RTSP stream and record it locally, using any onvif compliant software/app. So you'll still be able to use the camera even if the manufacturer's p2p cloud server folds or goes temporarily down, or if you have to block the camera from accessing the internet due to vulnerabilities.
I have all my IP cameras blocked by my router from making outbound connections to the internet because their P2P and cloud services contain unfixed security flaws (some multiple flaws). All the P2P apps for my cameras will connect direct to the camera when it is available on my LAN, or virtual VPN LAN, so I can still use their apps for features they've not implemented ONVIF support for. (edited)
It does not record 24/7, though. They are battery operated, and that would eat the battery in no time. I get about 180 days out of the battery with a few motion triggers a day. (edited)
Appreciate its not quite what you are asking for but might be a cheap alternative worth considering
You need the sync module 2 but you can view and download any videos stored locally on the usb through the blink app at any time, anywhere. Naturally you can use the usb in a pc to do the same. Ideally they would need to be powered 24/7 as stated as the batteries would be dead in a day or 2 of constant recording. The xt2 we have can be mounted inside or outside also.
That's a bit misleading as I have 2 different cameras that record subscription free 24/7 that I can access via my app on my phone.
A normal cctv with NVR allows that.
I view remotely all the time.
Just need a home internet connection with decent upload bandwidth.
This is a good suggestion, I've had fairly good experience with warden cam in the past.
But downside is the phone may shut down or restart while I'm away, motion sensor is too sensitive and no night vision.
This sounds like an ideal setup, I was considering using a raspberry pi but need something plug and play for the time being. Otherwise I would have quite the project!
Thank you for this, it's really unclear online if you can access your local storage remotely via the app.
Might have to see how much this sync module is (edited)
Looks awesome! Just watched a YouTube video on this camera.
Users note a warning after 5mins of live viewing where you have to click to start watching again, but not a massive issue for the price.
Need to make a decision now with what to buy.
I use eufy 24/7 recording at 2k gives you 12 days of history and you can access and download footage remotely.
Very impressed with it (edited)
Did you buy the 1296p £26 cam, or the similar £23 1080p version? If so, what are your thoughts? TIA.
I bought the C210 Camera which I beleive is the 1296p one.
First impressions are good, the video quality is pretty decent, tilt and swivel options are great.
I've only had it a day and no SD card just yet, night vision is very impressive. I was worried the IR wouldn't light up too far but I can see my entire hallway from my living room (8 metres ish).
The camera also supports RSTP & ONVIF should I plan to create my own NVR.
I don't think you can go much wrong with the price, I'll test with an SD card soon to see if I can definitely record 24/7 with free remote access.
There seems to be no desktop application for viewing though, but I can use Samsung Dex to get the picture on my PC.
Another thing to note is the Tapo Care is £2.99 a month should you want to use a cloud service with a 30 day free trial.
I'm satisfied with my purchase so far
Sounds good. Disapointing that there is no dedicated PC app but Onvif is an option so not a dealbreaker.
With and SD card inserted they offer good recording and remote playback via the Tapo App.
Sitting on an upstairs window sill even at night the picture is clear outside, you can also remotely rotate the camera.
If set up in a room the app will ping you if it detects movement, this is fairly good but I have had a few false alarms.
No subscription costs but I believe Tapo/TP Link also offer a Ring style storage option if you prefer that route.
How long is the C210 power lead? Thanks.
Standard TPLink Tapo camera power lead = 3 metres, 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC barrel, 9 volts @ 0.6 amps. Black lead to presumably deliberately not match the white camera
I have setup a zone watching my front gates, which catches pedestrian and car lights passing...
A 32gb card lasts about 3 days, when old footage is overwritten. (edited)
This does exist with good old fashioned DVR/NVR and port forwarding.